Settle for Less

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lyrics

I was the coolest girl in school and you were my acolyte
taught you to smoke your first cigarette to suppress your appetite
got you pulled out of class with a fake ass pass from the principal
sitting shotgun in my station wagon you were invincible

now you’ve had some fucked up bad luck, it was inevitable
we’ve both learned how to shut up and eat our vegetables

and I’ve gotta pay down my debts but I’d settle for less
yeah I’d settle for less have we settled for less

I don’t know anyone
the way I knew you then
I would give anything
to have you back again

kept you out past your curfew so we could swim in the reservoir
always did learn the hard way how to know when we’d swum out too far
all that training in bravery, what the hell was it for
these days I wade to my waist and I wave from the shore

told you all of the secrets that I wrote down in my diary
I forgot to remember better but something’s reminding me

that I’ve gotta pay down my debts but I’d settle for less
yeah I’d settle for less have we settled for less

I don’t know anyone
the way I knew you then
I would give anything
to have you back again

I don’t know anyone
the way I knew you then
I would give anything
to have you back again

how long since we were friends? don’t have to pretend what you meant to me
strange to be so estranged, now we haven’t spoken in centuries

and I’ve gotta pay down my debts but I’d settle for less
yeah I’d settle for less have we settled for less

I don’t know anyone
the way I knew you then
I would give anything
to have you back again

I don’t know anyone
the way I knew you then
I would give anything
to have you back again

I would give anything

credits

from Big Celebrity, released November 22, 2016
Ellia Bisker: vocals/ukulele
Heather Cole: violin
Lyndol Descant: vocals/piano
Erin Rogers: saxophone
Cecil Scheib: trombone
Bob Smith: bass
Darrell Smith: drums
John Waters: trumpet

Written and composed by Ellia Bisker
Horn arrangements by Erin Rogers & Ellia Bisker

Engineered & mixed by Don Godwin at Airshow (Takoma Park, MD) and Phantom Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Produced by Ellia Bisker
Mastered by Stefan Heger at FisheyeMusicMastering (Columbia, SC)

(c) Sweet Soubrette Songs (ASCAP) / (p) Ellia Bisker

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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy love songs have won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's third album, Burning City, releases November 24, 2013. ... more

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